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Excessive heat emerges again in Tucson

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TUCSON - Dangerous temperatures make a return to the Old Pueblo.

Thursday’s high is expected to peak near 108 degrees in Tucson. Surrounding cities could reach 110 Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which will be in effect through Thursday evening.  This warning was issued for the Tucson metro area, which includes the cities of Tucson, Green Valley, Marana, and Vail.

According to NWS, this warning will result in an increased potential for heat related illness. Those working or participating in outdoor activities will be most at risk. Therefore, it’s important to take extra precautions. Drink plenty of water, wear sunscreen, and limit your time outdoors to the early morning or evening hours.  Failure to do so could have dire health consequences.

This heat is thanks to high pressure, parked near the Four Corners region. This is a favorable pattern for monsoon storms. Daytime highs in the triple digits remain in the forecast through the weekend, but monsoonal moisture will bring a slight drop in temperatures to the area. By the middle of next week, temperatures are expected to peak in the upper 90s.

You can see KVOA's full forecast anytime at kvoa.com, or you can find additional weather updates on Stephanie Weaver’s Facebook page.

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